People will be happy to know that the Kardashians are shutting down their apps in 2019
Say whatever you want about the Kardashian-Jenners, but they sure are talented entrepreneurs. Kim flogged her most marketable asset to the masses and inspired a legion of young women to head for the squat rack; and earlier this year, it was announced that her younger sister, Kylie, was about to be the youngest "self-made" billionaire in history, thanks to her makeup line, Kylie Cosmetics.
Another of their profit-making ventures were their subscription-based personal apps, which were set up back in 2015. The apps allowed fans to stay abreast of what was going on in their lives, and connect with them directly outside of their various social media platforms. However, it appears that the link between celebrities and their fans is wearing down a little, what with the news that the Kardashian-Jenners are shutting down their apps in the new year.
The sisters released a joint statement thanking fans for an "incredible experience", but did not provide a clear explanation for the decision to shutter the apps. It's pretty self-explanatory though; the platform would probably have lived on if they had a sufficient number of people willing to pay the $2.99 monthly subscription fee for each Kardashian member.
"We’ve had an incredible experience connecting with all of you through our apps these past few years but have made the difficult decision to no longer continue updating in 2019", the statement read. "We truly hope you’ve enjoyed this journey as much as we have, and we look forward to what’s ahead."
Kendall already shut down her app last year - and fans reacted to the news in much the same way are now - by saying that they get the majority of their Kardashian content through Instagram anyways.
In other news, Kim recently apologised for those problematic weight loss comments.
"I honestly, looking back in having said that, I 100 per cent completely understand where people would be coming from that felt that way," she explained during an appearance on Ashley Graham's new podcast, Pretty Big Deal.
"So my intention is never to offend anyone and I really, you know, apologise if I offended anyone, because an eating disorder is – I know people that have serious eating disorders that have been in and out of the hospital for 15 years, close people. So I’ve like, been through, I have experienced it enough to have, like, known better," she continued.
"And I think, especially my fans and everyone that was watching was supportive, like, 'OK, look, like, maybe you guys shouldn’t have said that but I know what you were saying.'"